This issue, based on the historical notes of James Davie Butler's Rutlandia, discusses the history of Rutland homes up to 1839. In 1839, James Davie Butler, although not designated as a historian, spent time taking notes on the homes of Rutland and their owners. The editor of the quarterly, Michael Austin, provides more details from studies of land records, interviews from The Rutland Herald, and books on the history of Rutland County. Butler's notes provide details on the original owners of the homes, as well as the 1839 occupants. Austin then provides more in depth notes about changes of ownership, the cultural significance of the homes, and the fates of the owners and the homes themselves. The notes are broken into sections based on the major streets of Rutland. The last section provides a history of the village green known as âMain Street Park,â which was the hub of cultural events after being refurbished in the 1830s.